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I just completed the installation of a 14 gauge 304 stainless counter top.

 

BTW I've posted this twice before and it never showed up here in the forum?20170422_211434-1.thumb.jpg.f32b6063dc616560cfe07346a48997f1.jpg

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John


"I only exaggerate enough to compensate for being taken with a grain of salt."


LE2 #92 (sold),   Black Series HQ19   

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The stainless looks like it was no fun to cut through...looks neat and durable though. Good job


GrayGhost


2015 Legacy Elite II Hull # 98


2016 Dodge Ram Laramie EcoDiesel


 

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John,

 

Did you glue it down or just use the screws shown?  Weight?

 

Looks good - nice job!

 

Bill


2017 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5EB FX4 Max Towing 2016 Oliver Elite II - Hull #117 "Twist"

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The 4 1/2" grinder with a cutoff wheel goes right through it.  Just have to be careful around the corners and to get the cutouts just right.  Probably took an hour to cut it out after getting it sheared and bent.  Then another hour or so to dress the corners and drill the screw holes to get the final fit.   All 10-24 stainless screws and nuts.  Easy access for all the nuts from behind.

 

I bent the backsplash at 90 degrees, but the wall leans in a bit, so it is kind of pressing against the wall.  Then it is all glued  with white silicone.  The screws take the load off the glue and push it to the exact spot.

 

This surface is much more durable and heat resistant than the original fiberglass surface.  The vulnerable factory surface was one of the things I noticed when I first looked at my Ollie.  I didn't want the faux granite either, as it is another resin surface.  The stainless will acquire some character with use and that's fine.  Only weighs about 8 or 10 lbs. I'd guess.

 

The cabinet is really well built from the factory. The top is thick fiberglass and has a honeycomb structure under the stove.  Very strong surface and surprisingly flat and square.

 

I'm very happy with this upgrade and it's not very hard to do.

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John


"I only exaggerate enough to compensate for being taken with a grain of salt."


LE2 #92 (sold),   Black Series HQ19   

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Very Nice :)


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John, If you put a hot pan on the counter top, will the heat transfer do any damage to the fiberglass surface underneath?

 

Stan


Stan and Carol


Blacksburg, VA


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The countertop looks amazing! Love it.  Maybe Oliver will consider offering stainless as an option.  I for one would have been in interested.

 

Yvonne


Yvonne & Doug


2017 Legacy Elite II, twin bed


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John, If you put a hot pan on the counter top, will the heat transfer do any damage to the fiberglass surface underneath? Stan

That's part of the reason  did it.  It will offer a lot of heat protection, but I'll still have to be somewhat careful.  This is much more durable and heat resistant than the bare gelcoated fiberglass top.  It also is far better for cutting, scrubbing and just general use and abuse, in the long run.   I seems very practical and durable.


John


"I only exaggerate enough to compensate for being taken with a grain of salt."


LE2 #92 (sold),   Black Series HQ19   

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